Social-issues

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Found at the scene of the crime two dead bodies stabbed brutally, and left to die at their house. This was the story that shocked the country in 1991. This was the start of the O.J. Simpson domestic abuse case that is still going on today. Unfortunately events like this happen many times over everyday in many setting all over the United states; however the victims of the other cases don\'t get nearly as much publicity. Some facts about domestic abuse: An average of nine out of
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Somewhere in America at this very moment, a woman is being abused. She will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. The scars that last forever are not physical; however, they are ones of mental anguish. Her abuser is not a stranger, rather her husband or boyfriend. In this country, domestic violence is almost as common as giving birth. There is, however, hope for these women; help is available. Domestic violence occurs way too often in American society. There are
Dual Citizenship in Canada
Dual Citizenship in Canada
Dual Citizenship in Canada Karen and Ross have been married for six years. During these years, each has had to make decisions concerning their careers to accommodate each other. Two companies have now confronted Ross with a career opportunity, those being California Energy Systems and Petrolia Oil. He must decide by September 28 what opportunity to act upon, taking into account the effects it will have on his career, Karen\'s career, and their marriage. Situational Analysis Both individuals come
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. A
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. A
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony were all leaders of the early women\'s rights movement. Select one of these women and discuss her contribution to the movement and the difficulties she encountered. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York. She was the fourth of six children. Later she would meet and marry Henry B. Stanton, a prominent abolitionist. Together they would have seven children. Although Elizabeth never went to college she was ve
Windflower
Windflower
Windflower Gabrielle Roy, the author of Windflower, shows us through her main character, Elsa Kumachuck, that isolation can have unfortunate effects on an individual and the people around them. We, as readers, are in the beginning given the impression that Elsa is a fit mother who is responsible and knows how to raise her child properly. Later on though, we realize that it\'s the influence of other people in her life and the experience of isolation later on that lead her to make the decisions th
Equality
Equality
Equality In 1890, less then one half of one percent of women were employed gainfully outside of the home. Over the next hundred years, women have not only gained access to jobs outside of the home, but also fought for equality in the work place. These struggles have not been easy by any means. Women have overcome many obstacles in there journey into the work force, none grater then the views of their male piers. Many males thought and continue to think that there is no place for women in the wor
Executive Women: Substance Plus Style
Executive Women: Substance Plus Style
Executive Women: Substance Plus Style PSYC 4310 Executive Women: Substance Plus Style The article Executive Women: Substance Plus Style deals with the issue of whether the abilities and attitudes of male managers are different from those of female managers and that these differences have been used to keep women out of managerial positions. Furthermore, it suggests that it has now become fashionable to state that these differences are favorable and complement the business environment. Lastl
Female Discrimination in the Labor Force
Female Discrimination in the Labor Force
Female Discrimination in the Labor Force In the past decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women participating in the labor force. This expansion has unfortunately shown how women are still being treated as inferior citizens when comparing their wages and the jobs they are hired for to that of men. Many women in similar occupations as men, and having the same qualifications are only paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. The only reasonable explanation th
Gender Inequality
Gender Inequality
Gender Inequality The issue of gender inequality is one which has been publicly reverberating through society for decades. The problem of inequality in employment being one of the most pressing issues today. In order to examine this situation one must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the sociological factors that cause women to have a much more difficult time getting the same benefits, wages, and job opportunities as their male counterparts. The society in which we live
GI Jane
GI Jane
GI Jane In today\'s society, with affirmative action full out in most industries and businesses, and the equal rights movement having made great progress; there is finally a snag in the nylons of woman activists. The question of whether women should have to serve in combat is upon us. And I am all to happy to give my whole hearted no. If you have kept up with the news in recent years, women have been fighting their way into the top military academies, the Citadel being the most recent case. Thes
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley\'s Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus is a true classic, one which has passed the test of time. The story of Frankenstein has been told and retold, generation after generation. Not only is the story line itself intriguing but the story has many underlying themes that invoke thought and controversy. Depending upon your individual perspective one might see the underlying theme as a warning to the scientific community to question the morality of their scientific advan
Introduction to Human Services
Introduction to Human Services
Introduction to Human Services Jeffrey, A Human Services Professional is someone who is a facilitator for someone who is not able or not yet able to deal with issues in a healthy way. I am taking classes so that I can learn how to best help empower people change their situation by believing in themselves. I believe that people have the answers within themselves, but may need help getting in touch with their spiritual or intuitive self. As human services providers, we hopefully strive to model h
Merchant of Venice
Merchant of Venice
Merchant of Venice -The Merchant of Venice- Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is still relevant today because it deals with issues which still affect us. Show how two of those issues are discussed in the play. Throughout the play a distinction is made between how things appear on the outside and how they are in reality, or on the inside. The issue of appearance versus reality is demonstrated in varied ways, mainly by the use of real-life situations. The first representation of this is Shylo
Marriage: The Perfect Ending to Pride and Prejudic
Marriage: The Perfect Ending to Pride and Prejudic
Marriage: The Perfect Ending to Pride and Prejudice An individual often finds himself in a conflict with the rules of society. Occasionally, rebelling is the path to happiness. However, usually, the real path to happiness is through compromise. This is the case in the early nineteenth century England setting of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. In the novel, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is a lively, independent woman, whose family\'s financial situation and whose strong mindedness suggest that she m
Mary Astell's From A Serious Proposal to the Ladie
Mary Astell's From A Serious Proposal to the Ladie
Mary Astell\'s From A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Discussion Question: Why did Mary Astell suggest such extreme solutions as a learning environment for woman, and is it necessary? In Mary Astell\'s From A Serious Proposal to the Ladies is a plea for intellectual equality among the sexes. The author was tired of the oppressive nature of man, which kept her and her sisters from developing their minds. She felt that females back then should have the same rights as women have achieved through the
Comparative Essay: Mothers With A Divided Heart
Comparative Essay: Mothers With A Divided Heart
Comparative Essay: Mothers With A Divided Heart Kathy O\'Reilly April 3, 1997 Comparative Essay The importance of raising children to be productive members of a rapidly evolving, achievement oriented society, is paramount to the success of the family and the global economy. At the same time, the stresses of every day individual economic and personal fulfillment needs are a significant counter force. This force works against the available time and effort required for mothers to successfully nurtu
MTV and The Madonna Phenomenon
MTV and The Madonna Phenomenon
MTV and The Madonna Phenomenon Madonna\'s intuitive grasp on the televisual world in which we live- of the medium\'s possibilities for engaging spectators in diverse ways- that in part accounts for her success. She is the supreme television heroine. (E. Ann Kaplan 271) What are the main theories which we have studied so far and how have they affected how you view television?-This is the question which this paper is supposed to answer. Obviously there is not enough time or space in which to d
My Great-Grandmother was not a Person
My Great-Grandmother was not a Person
My Great-Grandmother was not a Person My Great-Grandmother was not a person. Neither was yours. Up until about 67 years ago no females were. We were supposed to be pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen. At least that\'s the perception that the laws enforced. (For ex: The Election Act of the Dominion of Canada and The Common Law of England) As part of the British Commonwealth many of our laws were the same as England\'s and enforced by British parliament. One such law from the Common Law of Englan
Mother to the tribe
Mother to the tribe
Mother to the tribe English 1302 November 27, 1996 Mother To The Tribe Throughout time people have been questioning their society. Many wonder if the beliefs and customs of their culture are actually what is in the interest of themselves or even the masses. Times of hardship can create strong and powerful people to bring about change; however the means to achieve such is relevant to ones morals or ethics. For many would agree utilitarianism is the best route to take when trying to appease most i
Multicultural Educaiton- Piecing Together the Puzz
Multicultural Educaiton- Piecing Together the Puzz
Multicultural Educaiton- Piecing Together the Puzzle Multicultural Education: Piecing Together the Puzzle When a child opens his (or her) first puzzle and the pieces fall to the ground, it may seem very confusing. What are they to do with this pile of shapes in front of them? It often takes a parent to explain to them that all the different pieces fit together into one whole picture. Although every piece is different and unique, when they are all put into their place they form one whole picture.
My Antonia
My Antonia
My Antonia My Ántonia has been called nostalgic and elegiac because it celebrates the past. The inscription on the title page of My Ántonia is a quotation from Virgil: Optima dies... prima fugit. This sentence, meaning the best days are first to flee, helps incorporate all the elements of the novel I would like to discuss. It not only makes clear that Willa Cather will deal with memories of a glorious past, but also allows suitable basis to show how nature can change and affect a relationshi
Women In The House of Commons
Women In The House of Commons
Women In The House of Commons More and more women are being elected to the House of Commons today. However, this does not mean that there is an increase in the mobilization of women\'s issues. There is a need for a critical mass to be achieved before the voices of women shall be heard in elite politics. This critical mass theory say that when the number of women reach 30% then they become a real force in politics. Having more women visible in the media is making the idea of becoming a politi
The Prevalent Issues of Surrogate Parenting
The Prevalent Issues of Surrogate Parenting
The Prevalent Issues of Surrogate Parenting Surrogate parenting refers to an arrangement between a married couple who is unable to have a child because of the wife\'s infertility and a fertile woman who agrees to conceive the husband\'s child through artificial insemination, carry it to term, then surrender all parental rights in the child. Often, the surrogate mother receives compensation for her services. The final step in the process is typically the father\'s acknowledgment of paternity and
The Awakening: Public Controversy
The Awakening: Public Controversy
The Awakening: Public Controversy The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, was a book that was truly ahead of its time. The author of the book was truly a genius in her right, but yet she was seen as a scoundrel. At the time, it was a world that values only her performance as a mother, whose highest expectations for women are self sacrifice and self-effacement. ( ? ) The people of that era were not ready to admit or accept the simple but hidden feelings of intimacy or sexuality and the true natu
Rape
Rape
Rape This paper will focus on the social and cultural conditions that intensify or perpetuate rape. The causes and reasons for rape are deeply entrenched in our social structure. We can explore some of the motivations and circumstances which lead men to rape. We have learned that some men rape out of anger and a need to overpower, dominate, and humiliate. We can also look at some of the historical attitudes from which today\'s beliefs and stereotypes have evolved. However, we must look beyond bo
Research Paper: Models
Research Paper: Models
Research Paper: Models My research paper is going to consist of both a research paper and a album containing pictures that was collected. My research paper is going to provide information on what two guys imagine and think about when they think of women. These two guys are Mike, my friend and Timmy, my cousin. These guys are basically the guinea pigs in my experiment and their findings will be collected in the album. The other half of the research project is the paper that will not only explain
Boys and Girls: The Development of Gender Roles
Boys and Girls: The Development of Gender Roles
Boys and Girls: The Development of Gender Roles In Boys and girls: The development of gender roles, Beale gives us revealing overview of Freud\'s personality theory. Beale point out both strengths and weaknesses of his answer to the questions of Why and How in gender development, but still leaves a chance for a reader to make up her/his own mind about whether or not to accept Freud\'s theory. It is relatively easy, however, to find oneself torn between openheartedly going along with Freu
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is not about sex, it is about power. -Gretchen Morgenson An unwanted sexual advance, an offensive touch, and suggestive comments illustrate examples of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is defined by Stephanie Riger as, unwanted sexually oriented behavior in a work context. However, sexual harassment does not only appear in an occupational environment, and this form of harassment is not limited to a specific race, a specific gender, or any certain lifes
Nihilism in Turgenov's Fathers and Sons
Nihilism in Turgenov's Fathers and Sons
Nihilism in Turgenov\'s Fathers and Sons Turgenov$BCT(J Fathers and Sons has several characters who hold strong views of the world. Pavel believes that Russia needs structure from such things as institution, religion, and class hierarchy. Madame Odintsov views the world as simple so long as she keeps it systematic and free from interference. This essay will focus on perhaps the most interesting and complex character in Fathers and Sons: Bazarov. Vladimir Nabakov writes that Turgenov takes his
Rights of Egyptian Women
Rights of Egyptian Women
Rights of Egyptian Women Throughout written history, women have experienced status subservient to the men they lived with. Generally, most cultures known to modern historians followed a standard pattern of males assigned the role of protector and provider while women were assigned roles of domestic servitude. Scholars speculate endlessly at the cause: biology, religion, social custom. Nevertheless, the women were always subordinated to the men in their culture. Through their artwork, tomb inscri
Nostradamus And A Grim Future
Nostradamus And A Grim Future
Nostradamus And A Grim Future Nostradamus and a Grim Future by Mookypj English II pre-AP period 1 11/4/96 Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis sentence B. Marc Hopkins opinion on the validity of Nostradamus\'s predictions II. Background information on Nostradamus A. Source of Nostradamus\'s education B. Nostradamus\'s trip to Montpellier C. Tragedies strike Nostradamus 1. Plague comes to town and kills Nostradamus\'s family 2. Nostradamus\'s late wife\'s family sues him 3. Comment to workman result
Women and The Bible
Women and The Bible
Women and The Bible The Bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of woman\'s emancipation. A famous 19th century feminist named Elizabeth Cady Stanton voiced this about her struggle for women\'s freedom. Women, considered a lower class than the men, wanted this subjugation changed. Part of the reason for the subjugation of women is that the Bible could be interpreted in many different ways to suit the needs of the interpreter. These interpretations of the Bible are
The Feminine Mystique
The Feminine Mystique
The Feminine Mystique The Feminine Mystique is the title of a book written by Betty Friedan who also founded The National Organization for Women (NOW) to help US women gain equal rights. She describes the feminine mystique as the heightened awareness of the expectations of women and how each woman has to fit a certain role as a little girl, an uneducated and unemployed teenager, and finally as a wife and mother who is to happily clean the kitchen and cook things all day. After World War II, a
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the role of women in the Christian Church. Some churches whose traditions and practices are less rigidly tied to Biblical doctrines have begun placing women in leadership positions such as pastor or teacher. Other churches which interpret the Bible more literally have been slow to adopt such changes. Much of the
Three Contributions Of Chinese Immigrants
Three Contributions Of Chinese Immigrants
Three Contributions Of Chinese Immigrants The Chinese started immigrating to the United States in 1849. They left China in search of a better life. Life in China in the 1800\'s was very hard. There wasn\'t enough food, money and the cities were overpopulated. They heard about the United States and believed there was an opportunity to start over again. They hoped to find jobs on the railroad or to strike gold. When they arrived in the United States, life was difficult. Laws were made which discri
Women in Films: User or Victim?
Women in Films: User or Victim?
Women in Films: User or Victim? Robert L. Dye Jr. English 1013 Women in Films: User or Victim? Designed to prove that a woman can be anybody she desires to be, the legendary film, Evita, is now shown to millions of movie viewers. Alan Parker=s Evita is a reflection of the much-publicized images of two popular self-made heroines of different era, Evita and Madonna. The discussion of this essay will show us how these ladies got far and revered once by their followers. The life of Evita Peron is al
On Pride and Prejudice, which in your opinion, com
On Pride and Prejudice, which in your opinion, com
On Pride and Prejudice, which in your opinion, comes in for t Pride and Prejudice. On pride and prejudice, which in your opinion comes in for sharper criticism from Austen. Support your answer by referring to specific incidents and episodes. pride n., v., 1. high (or too high) opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, worth, etc. 2. the condition or feeling of being proud. 3. a noble sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character; self respect; self esteem. prejudice n., v., 1.
Sex Discrimination
Sex Discrimination
Sex Discrimination Despite Legislation for Equal Opportunities, sexism is still in evidence in the workplace. Sexism is a particular concern for society when considering it\'s effect in the workplace. Sexism has always been a particular problem in the labour market especially with the formation of capitalism. In the last half of the 20th century this has been especially highlighted due to the increase of woman entering the labour market. This aroused the need for a legislation for equal opportun
Woman's Struggle for Independence
Woman's Struggle for Independence
Woman\'s Struggle for Independence Women have had to fight for there independence. They have been repressed for a long period of history. Only recently have women started to gain respect as equals and individuals. Even today women are still looked down upon for there sex. From the begging of history women have been viewed as a lesser sex. In the time Mesopotamia women we in charge of the children and the home. In Ancient Egypt women had no power or authority. Women were viewed as property. The H
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Ordinary People by Judith Guest dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared, through projecti
Women's Suffrage
Women's Suffrage
Women\'s Suffrage The women\'s suffrage movement began in 1848 when a group of women met in Seneca Falls New York. These women issued what became known as the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolution s, and 11 pt. document outlining the demand for equal rights. Al of the articles of the Declaration passed except for the right to vote. It was widely believed at that time, that women were both physically and mentally inferior to men, and therefore should not have the right to vote. The Seneca Fall
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello\'s Impact On Today\'s Society Othello\'s Impact on Today\'s Society In the late 1990\'s playwright, William Shakespeare\'s, Othello was successfully produced in the United States and around the world. One might wonder why this classical tragedy gained so much popularity with today\'s society. In my own opinion, this play was successful due to the themes and issues addressed. Societies still deal with these situations today. These themes and issues are a part of our lives and people can r
Women in Africa
Women in Africa
Women in Africa Timothy Veneylo November 26, 1995 History 387 In many parts of Africa, there is a large discrepancy in who controlled the resources, access to the economy, individual autonomy and central voice in the government between the men and the women. African men, for the most part, have the largest say in the activities of the country. When issues of concern arise, men\'s issues usually became the issues of national concern, and those issues pertinent to women go to the back of everyon
Passing
Passing
Passing Passing In Nella Larsen’s Passing, we are privy to Irene Redfield’s commentary on her encounters with Clare Kendry. Irene presents herself as a wealthy, well educated, sophisticated woman and a respected member of the Harlem community. Conversely, she describes Clare as traitor to her people (the Harlem society) and socially undesirable due to the fact that she passes as white and marries a white man. Although Irene expresses great contempt for Clare, she also possesses a deep admiration
Women In Combat
Women In Combat
Women In Combat The idea of women in combat is not unusual anymore. They should be able to hold combat positions beacause although physical strength matters, the military still needs the intelligence that women can bring. Also, banning women from the combat hurts their military careers. Although women account for only ten percent of the enlisted personnel they are still a major part in the armed forces. Their performance recently has generated support from Congress and the public for enhancing t
Women As News Anchors
Women As News Anchors
Women As News Anchors Women in all careers are striving to gain equality in the work force today, and female television news anchors are definitely part of the fight. The road to television news anchoring is a rocky one, where only a few women survive and many fail. Where progress was once thought to have been made, there aren\'t many females getting ahead in the world of television news. Today, there is a very slow, if any, gain in the numbers of women who succeed. There are many questions surr
Women In The Labour Force December 17, 1992
Women In The Labour Force December 17, 1992
Women In The Labour Force December 17, 1992 The past decades their has been a dramatic increase of women participating in the labour force from countries all over the world including Canada. In 1950, one Canadian worker in five was a woman. By 1980 this percentage had doubled, and women are expected to make up more than 44 percent of the labour force by the end of this century. The increase in female participation started occurring during the 1970\'s. This increase also caused the largest baby b
Women on the Street
Women on the Street
Women on the Street Have you ever rushed down the street and felt that nagging feeling of guilt, as you breeze by someone lying in a doorway? Is she alive? Is she ill? Why do we all rush by without finding out is she\'s all right? People sit in train stations, bus stations, parks, doorways, unmistakably sick, with what, we don\'t know. All are seemingly alone. Some beg. Some don\'t. Some have open sores that ooze and bleed. Some are drunk. Some talk to themselves or formless others. They have no
Working Mothers
Working Mothers
Working Mothers Many women today are facing choices that their mothers never had to face. One of these choices is whether or not to go back to work after having a child. This was practically unheard of in the 1950\'s. In the 1990\'s it is not whether the mother will or will not go back to work, rather a question of when. When did the choice become set in stone? Why do the mothers of today have to work outside the home versus working in the home, much like their mothers did. When one thinks of th
Political Communication
Political Communication
Political Communication Politics and the media have long been intimately involved with each other, with media strongly setting an agenda in which politics is very important. (Harris 1999,p.167) “Our perceived reality of the real world is largely a product of the media.” (Harris 1999,p.186) It is not known which influences more but there are definitely two sides to the story. Many studies have been done to decide but each comes out with different answers. Many say that the media has more of an im